daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation

Airports and Aviation » Airports | Photos and Videos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 17th, 2017, 04:49 PM   #901
Аполон
Registered User
 
Аполон's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Αθήνα / Београд
Posts: 4,704
Likes (Received): 7078

Hainan Airlines schedules Belgrade launch

Hainan Airlines will introduce flights between Beijing and Belgrade via Prague on September 15, with ticket sales to commence in the coming weeks. Flight HU7937 from Beijing via Prague will touch down in Belgrade at 09.20 local time, with the return journey scheduled for 11.10, each Monday and Friday. The airline will maintain flights with an Airbus A330-200/-300 aircraft depending on demand, but has also received approval to dispatch a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route if the need arises. China's largest private carrier is seeking regulatory approval for fifth freedom rights between Prague and Belgrade, which would allow it to sell tickets between the two capitals. Currently, Air Serbia maintains flights between the two cities ten times per week. If the existing schedule is sustained by both airlines, there will be a total of three daily flights on the Belgrade - Prague - Belgrade sectors each Monday and Friday. Hainan has also received approval to operate a third weekly flight to the Serbian capital if it wishes to do so.

Meanwhile, Belgrade Airport handled its second-millionth traveller of the year this Tuesday, the earliest it has done so since opening its doors more than half a century ago. The two millionth passenger passed through Serbia's busiest airport eleven days ahead of last year. As a result, it welcomed 194.875 travellers during the first two weeks of June and is on course to overtake both the record set for the month in 2015, as well as last year when there were 1.000 passengers less. Despite a fewer number of flights by Air Serbia this summer, which no longer maintains services to Istanbul, Warsaw, Kiev and Varna, foreign carriers, which are registering a significant increase in both passenger numbers and aircraft movements, are expected to push the airport to a record breaking year.

During 2017, both Transavia and Atlasglobal launched flights to the Serbian capital from Amsterdam and Istanbul respectively. The latter has boosted its operations from daily to ten weekly services due to strong demand. On the other hand, Wizz Air stationed its second aircraft in the city, launching four new routes. Furthermore, Greek leisure carrier Ellinair introduced new flights over the weekend, while Egyptian airline AlMasria Universal Airlines will introduce two weekly seasonal flights from Hurghada tomorrow, which will be run until the end of summer. Other notable changes include an additional six weekly flights by two Israeli carriers from Tel Aviv this summer, an extra three weekly services by Qatar Airways from Doha starting in September, as well as Air Serbia's new four weekly service to Venice which will be maintained during the winter season as well.

http://www.exyuaviation.com/2017/06/...-belgrade.html
__________________
ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΗ ♱ ΠΟΝΤΟΣ ♱ ΜΙΚΡΑ ΑΣΙΑ ♱ ΚΥΠΡΟΣ

Zaz965 liked this post
Аполон no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 22nd, 2017, 11:29 PM   #902
ccdk
Registered User
 
ccdk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 334
Likes (Received): 977

Beijing's New Mega Airport Will Challenge Air China's Dominance
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-for-dominance

Like ancient warlords, China's three biggest airlines have dominated their regional cities: Air China Ltd. controlling Beijing, China Eastern Airlines Corp. holding sway in the financial center of Shanghai, and China Southern Airlines Co. ruling the roost down in export gateway Guangzhou. Until now.

Rising on a plain south of Beijing is a mega airport that is about to change the balance, bringing all three head to head in the capital as it becomes the world's biggest aviation hub.

The new airport, due to open in 2019, has been designated by authorities as the hub for members of the SkyTeam alliance, a global group of airlines that includes China Eastern and China Southern. The two Chinese carriers will each be allowed to capture 40 percent of the airport's passengers, gaining coveted time slots to Europe and the U.S. in Air China’s backyard.

"This is an absolute game-changer for China Eastern and China Southern," said Corrine Png, chief executive officer of Crucial Perspective in Singapore. "Having all the SkyTeam alliance members under one roof will enable seamless flight connections."

The invasion of Air China's regional rivals has repercussions beyond China. As well as dominating their home bases, the big three Chinese players have each carved out a position abroad. Air China, through its Star Alliance ties with Deutsche Lufthansa AG and United Continental Holdings Inc., commands many of the routes to Europe and North America. China Eastern is the biggest carrier to Japan and South Korea. And China Southern is strong in Australia and Southeast Asia.

With access to more slots in Beijing, China Southern and China Eastern would potentially get more access to lucrative North American routes while their SkyTeam partners would get better access to the Chinese capital. In addition, China Southern, the nation's biggest airline, would be able to draw traffic from its Southeast Asian links to fly via Beijing to the U.S.

Until then, they have to fight for slots at the existing airport which is close to capacity. Air China, part of Star Alliance, whose 28 members include United, Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa, controls 38 percent of the slots at Beijing Capital International Airport, which handled 94 million passengers in 2016—close to the maximum of 96 million.

"There are demands to add hundreds of flights in Beijing every day that get refused because we’re running out of resources," said Liu Xuesong, general manager of Capital Airports Holding Co., the operator of Beijing’s existing airport. "The city is capable of running dual hubs."

The new $12.9 billion airport in the southern suburb of Daxing, which was approved in 2014, would accommodate up to 100 million passengers a year with as many as seven runways. Liu estimates that by 2025, the two Beijing airports would share 170 million passengers, including 25 million on international flights.

Beijing is joining a select list of major cities with two or even three international airports, including London, New York, Tokyo and Paris. Unlike in Beijing, though, those airports usually take complementary roles, such as one serving international or intercontinental routes and the other focusing on domestic or regional flights.

"So far in history we haven't seen any city or city clusters having two hubs of the same scale," said Ma Chongxian, vice president of Air China's parent company, China National Aviation Holding Co., at a conference in Beijing in May.

That's because it's usually airlines, rather than the government, who choose which airport to fly to, said Steve Saxon, a Shanghai-based partner at McKinsey & Co.

"China is different," Saxon said. "The government has substantial influence over the three largest carriers," which will help Beijing build two connecting hubs where other cities have failed.

China Southern has said it will deploy more than 200 aircraft at the new airport by 2020—about a fifth of its planned fleet by that time.

China Eastern will have "a remarkable advantage" by being a hub carrier both in Shanghai and Beijing as the capital is better positioned geographically as a connecting point for Europe and North America, said Will Horton, a Hong Kong-based analyst at CAPA Centre for Aviation. China Eastern already accounts for 50 percent of the market for the top 10 international flights from the country's financial hub Shanghai.

The construction of the new Beijing airport isn't all bad news for Air China. Its airport is closer to downtown, about 25 minutes in smooth traffic to the main business district in the eastern part of the capital, or the same time by train.

Planned road and rail links from the new airport would also whisk travelers into Beijing in about half an hour, but to the southwest, a part of the city that's less convenient for most business executives, especially during the capital's notoriously congested peak traffic times.

"Air China is likely to win share on key business routes," said McKinsey’s Saxon, "similar to how British Airways benefits from the privileged position it has in the more convenient London Heathrow."

That could affect the lucrative Beijing-Shanghai route, where China Eastern commands nearly 60 percent of the market, data compiled by Huatai Securities Co. show.

The division of Beijing's airports by alliance leaves out the third-biggest group, Oneworld. Members of the group, started in 1999 by Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific and four other carriers, are instead relying on individual links with the Chinese airlines.

Oneworld member American Airlines Group Inc., announced in March a 2.7 percent stake purchase in China Southern for $200 million, and will deploy some of its flights at the new Beijing airport as part of the deal. The U.S. carrier had to postpone the launch of a Los Angeles-to-Beijing flight earlier this year as it failed to secure a time slot.

Delta Air Lines Inc., which has a 3.2 percent stake in China Eastern, should also earn more slots at the new airport.

A representative for Cathay didn't respond to an email seeking comments.

Chinese authorities have committed to preserving slots at the current and new airports for carriers that already fly to Beijing, Oneworld said in an e-mail. It said 10 Oneworld members serve the city with a total of 163 weekly flights from 16 international destinations.

One major effect of all the expansion will be some very congested skies over China, which has some of the most constricted airspace in the world because of priority for military planes.

CAPA estimates that only about 20 percent the airspace over China is open to civilian flights—one of the reasons for Chinese airlines' spotty on-time performance record.

"There is no point opening another massive airport without addressing the restricted airspace issue," Crucial Perspective's Png said.

One option is a trial in Guangzhou that allows military and civil aircraft to share some airspace. The experiment led to a 7 percent increase in passenger numbers in the Pearl River Delta, said Che Jinjun, director general of the air traffic management bureau at the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The trial will be expanded to Beijing and Shanghai, CAAC administrator Feng Zhenglin said at a recent aviation forum in Beijing.

"The good news is that the government seems committed to airspace reform, which should open up enough space for the expansion," Saxon said. "It has to."

—With assistance from Adrian Leung

— With assistance by Adrian Leung





__________________

Аполон, Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by ccdk; June 22nd, 2017 at 11:43 PM.
ccdk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2017, 03:55 AM   #903
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/650/6508651.html



__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2017, 03:27 AM   #904
ccdk
Registered User
 
ccdk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 334
Likes (Received): 977

China airlines introduce facial recognition at airport
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...t_29933022.htm

ZHENGZHOU -- China Southern Airlines became the country's first carrier to use facial recognition, with the technology put into use Wednesday at Jiangying Airport in Nanyang city, Henan province.

Passengers did not have to get a boarding pass at check-in, as cameras verified their faces with their passport photos.

Also at the boarding gates, the system again confirmed their identity.

Hou Kan, a member of International Air Transport Association, said e-tickets, e-invoices and facial recognition would simplify check-in. Chinese airlines are keen to introduce new systems for the convenience of air travellers.

Before the smart boarding system was launched, China Southern Airlines had notified passengers to download the airlines' app and upload a head shot before going to the airport to check-in.

The system verifies images on the app with passengers' ID photos and their real-time images at the airport. Its takes just one second.

The airline developed the system with Baidu and GRG Banking.

Huang Wenqiang, general manager of the airline's e-commerce division, said the smart-boarding system involved multiple encryption measures, which would prevent personal information theft.

The airline will apply the system later at Beijing's new airport and other airports, said Han Wensheng, deputy general manager of China Southern Airlines.

With a fleet of over 700 aircraft, China Southern operates more than 2,000 flights linking 224 destinations in over 40 countries and regions. Its passenger throughput reached 150 million in 2016.
ccdk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2017, 05:28 AM   #905
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/652/6520039.html

















__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2017, 09:13 AM   #906
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Air China opens commercial office in Cuba to enhance cooperation
Excerpt

HAVANA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's flagship airline, Air China, opened on Thursday a commercial office in Cuba to boost tourism cooperation between the two nations and the Caribbean area.

In a ceremony chaired by China's ambassador to Cuba Chen Xi and Air China's general manager in Cuba Zhang Xin, the office opened to facilitate travel between the Cuban capital and Beijing through the direct flight which has been operating since the end of 2015.

"The Air China brand has been increasingly popular in Cuba and the Caribbean countries. From today on, we will offer better services to all passengers with this office," Zhang said.

He introduced that since the inaugural flight of Air China to Cuba about 24,000 travelers of different nationalities have chosen to take this airline.
"There have been 156 flights between Beijing and Havana and we have maintained regularity, safety and comfort in all its trips," he said.

For his part, Ambassador Chen said the opening of this office, together with the existing regular flights, will promote cooperation in the tourism and air transport sectors.

"This direct flight has played an important role in facilitating personal exchanges between China and Cuba as well as Latin America. In addition, it has greatly contributed to the development of cooperation in different areas," Chen said.

The diplomat stated that Sino-Cuban relations are at their best after more than half a century of ties and without a doubt this direct link will help promote the visit of Chinese tourists to the island.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 21st, 2017, 03:42 PM   #907
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Monday, August 21, 2017
Demand for foreign pilots takes off
China Daily Excerpt

Chinese airlines are recruiting more overseas pilots as the aviation market expands. Pilots say they enjoy the work, and records show their salaries are one reason why.

Alexandre Richer De Forges, 38, had worked for international airlines before joining China Eastern Airlines in 2013.

There, he was able to find a balance between work and family life. He said he'd be happy to remain with the Shanghai-based carrier through to his retirement. Besides the money, he likes the company's considerate offerings and the friendly crews.

"It's not only about the salary, the working hours, but both - and other things," he said. "I want to continue working here and retire here."

Richer De Forges is a French pilot who was born and raised in West Africa. At 15, he became the youngest French pilot and gained flying experience during the seven years he worked in Europe.

But to spend more time with his family, Richer De Forges joined China Airlines in 2007, since his Chinese wife comes from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He did not enjoy the job in Europe, "so I tried to look for a work that is close to home, with a decent salary, and good quality of life. I applied to almost all the airlines in China."

In July 2013, he was among the first group of eight foreign pilots recruited by China Eastern, and he has never regretted his choice.

Last year, the number of foreign pilots working in China was 1,005, with 160 of them working at State-owned carriers such as Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, with the rest employed at local airlines and transport companies, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2017, 06:07 AM   #908
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/653/6533409.html





__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2017, 03:51 PM   #909
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

China State Airlines Find Out Home Is Where the Profits Are
Bloomberg Excerpt
August 28, 2017

For years, China’s three state-owned airlines kept adding flights on international routes to chase after a rising middle class that can afford to fly overseas. Now, they are slowing that down in favor of the local market.

In the first half of 2017, Air China Ltd., China Eastern Airlines Corp. and China Southern Airlines Co. increased international seats at less than half the pace of the same period last year, according to data from the carriers. Two of them have stepped up domestic capacity.

The pullback on overseas routes may be a sign that Chinese airlines are eschewing aggressive expansion and paring cheaper tickets on long-haul flights from smaller cities to destinations like New York and Sydney. Local passenger traffic rose as much as 16.7 percent in May -- the most in more than two years -- and grew more than twice the pace of international services in the first six months, data from Civil Aviation Administration of China show.

“If you look at margins, our forecast is that domestic is more profitable,” said Andrew Lee, an analyst at Jefferies Group LLC. “If there’s a bit more focus on the domestic side, that would be more positive for yields."

Investors will be closely watching the carriers’ domestic yields, an indicator of profitability measured by the money earned from flying one passenger per kilometer, as the three carriers release first-half earnings this week. Shanghai-based China Eastern may report a 28 percent jump in net income to 4.1 billion yuan ($617 million). Beijing-based Air China’s profit probably rose 9 percent to 3.8 billion yuan and Guangzhou-based China Southern may say profit declined 6 percent to 2.9 billion yuan, according to the median estimates in a Bloomberg survey of three analysts.

“Last year their attitude was ‘let’s take a hit on yields to increase capacity,”’ said Lee. “This year there could be a slight shift to focus more on yield management.”
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 29th, 2017, 05:08 PM   #910
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/636/6367307.html





__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Zaz965 liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2017, 09:32 AM   #911
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Chinese airlines face storm of higher costs, falling returns
Excerpt

SHANGHAI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A potent cocktail of rising costs and falling returns are behind declining first-half core profits at China’s largest airlines, in a sign of the stronger headwinds they face as they compete to expand their route networks.

The state-owned airlines serve the world’s fastest growing air travel market but their margins are being dampened by their aggressive expansion of plane fleets and unhedged positions on fuel which has made them vulnerable to a 28 percent rise in price over the period.

Air China and China Southern Airlines respectively posted a 3.8 percent and 11.6 percent decline in profits. China Eastern Airlines’s profit rose 34.5 percent, but this was boosted by a sale of its air freight unit.

Costs grew significantly, with China Southern saying that its flight operation expenses rose by 30.5 percent while China Eastern’s operating expenses increased by 11.7 percent on a 45 percent jump in its total aircraft fuel costs.

“We forecast pre-exceptional earnings to continue to decline as Chinese airlines struggle to pass through the higher costs,” Jefferies analyst Andrew Lee said in a note.

Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines, one of China’s largest private carriers, similarly blamed higher fuel costs for its 12 percent fall in first-half net profit.

Yields on international routes in particular declined over the period for the three big airlines.

Apart from capacity expansion, analysts also said cancellation of lucrative routes to South Korea as Beijing pressured South Korea over Seoul’s deployment of a U.S. missile defence system, played a role.

China Eastern’s international passenger yields, excluding the fuel surcharge, fell 1.1 percent while China Southern’s yields on international routes declined 7.5 percent. Air China’s yield on overseas routes dipped 3.2 percent.

Domestic routes fared better in comparison with China Southern experiencing flat yield growth and China Eastern’s rising 1.5 percent.

“We believe that competitive pressure could continue to suppress passenger yield in the second half,” said BOCOM International analyst Geoffrey Cheng in a note about China Southern’s performance.

China Southern said in its report that it was confronted with a variety of “adverse factors,” such as “increasingly severe security situation at home and abroad, acceleration of high-speed railways and increasingly intensified market competition.”

A stronger yuan, however, is helping to support earnings and keeping investors bullish despite the mixed results, analysts say.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2017, 03:33 PM   #912
michael_n_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 2,587
Likes (Received): 559

Brisbane getting Air China is just awesome news so happy.
__________________
"If we get rid of the Den we may attract more international airlines"
michael_n_ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2017, 02:27 PM   #913
Аполон
Registered User
 
Аполон's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Αθήνα / Београд
Posts: 4,704
Likes (Received): 7078

Hainan Airlines touches down in Belgrade

Quote:
Hainan Airlines has commenced operations between Beijing and Belgrade via Prague, becoming the first Chinese carrier to maintain services to Serbia in 25 years. Furthermore, the airline becomes the first to link the Chinese and Serbian capitals in seventeen years. Flight HU7937 arrived in Belgrade just after 09.00 CEST where it was greeted by the Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabić, the Chinese Ambassador to Serbia, Li Manchang, the Serbian Minister for Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Zorana Mihajlović and the CEO of Air Serbia, Dane Kondić. On board the inaugural flight to Belgrade were 234 passengers including a number of high-ranking representatives from Hainan Airlines' parent company, the HNA Group, the Mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining, as well as a Chinese business delegation consisting of over twenty people.

Services between Beijing and Belgrade will run twice per week, each Monday and Friday, with the 292-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Initially, flights will operate via Prague but are likely to be upgraded to nonstop operations from the 2018 summer season. Hainan has secured fifth freedom rights between Prague and Belgrade, allowing it to sell tickets on the sector. "With these rights in place, Hainan Airlines can offer round trip services between Beijing and Prague, Beijing and Belgrade, as well as Prague and Belgrade. This is the only fifth freedom route that Hainan Airlines is currently operating. These rights build a convenient air bridge for passengers in China, the Czech Republic and Serbia", the carrier told EX-YU Aviation News. It added, "Currently we plan to run two flights per week. We will adjust these plans based on market demands. We will evaluate the possibilities whether to increase frequency or operate nonstop before the summer season".

Some 90% of bookings on the new route so far have been made by Chinese tourists, who can now visit Serbia visa free. However, Hainan is also targeting Serbian passengers, as well as business travellers. The number of Chinese tourists visiting Serbia increased 161% during the first half of the year to over 21.000. Chinese mainland travelers are a major driving force for global tourism and as the world's biggest spenders, they dispensed 261 billion dollars in 2016, accounting for nearly 21% of the world's tourist consumption. "Both Chinese tourists and Serbian passengers are equally important to us, we expect that this new route could enhance the exchange of visits between the two peoples. We hope more Serbian customers will recognise us, and we’d like to see more and more Serbian travellers come to China", Hainan said. Since January 1, Serbian nationals no longer need visas to enter China.

Hainan Airlines is considered to be one of China's best carriers and has been ranked as one of the top ten best airlines in the world. Hainan offers 32 seats in business class and a further 260 in economy on its flights between Beijing and Belgrade. Business class features a spacious cabin in a 1-2-1 seating layout with 180-degree adjustable lie-flat seats, Bose headsets and Bvlgari toiletry bags. Passengers in all classes have access to an on-demand entertainment system and a gourmet selection of Western and Oriental meals. The carrier is promoting its new service with an ongoing competition on its social media channels. Subsidiaries of Hainan's parent company, the HNA Group, which is involved in the aviation, real estate, financial services, tourism, logistics, and other industries, are currently bidding as part of a consortium for the 25-year concession of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport.

http://www.exyuaviation.com/2017/09/...-belgrade.html
__________________
ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΗ ♱ ΠΟΝΤΟΣ ♱ ΜΙΚΡΑ ΑΣΙΑ ♱ ΚΥΠΡΟΣ

Zaz965, michael_n_ liked this post
Аполон no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2017, 04:00 PM   #914
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/654/6546686.html





__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Zaz965, Аполон liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 30th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #915
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

China Southern Airlines launches Vientiane-Guangzhou direct flight
Excerpt

VIENTIANE, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- China Southern Airlines has officially launched a direct flight from Lao capital Vientiane to Guangzhou as part of a scheme to support China's Belt and Road Initiative.

With flight code CZ 6091/6092, the flight will be operated with airbus A320 planes on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The inaugural flight with more than 140 passengers landed at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane on Wednesday evening.

Talking about the launching of the new direct route between Vientiane and Guangzhou, the airline's Deputy General Manager in Bangkok Zhao Yang said the launching is to answer the call of the Belt and Road Initiative.

China has been an important and consistent partner for Laos historically, politically and economically since the signing of an air service agreement between the two countries in 1987, according to a report by the Lao state-run media Vientiane Times on Friday.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2017, 09:40 AM   #916
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/655/6550764.html



__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2017, 11:17 AM   #917
kunming tiger
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: kunming
Posts: 7,029
Likes (Received): 1665

Lucky Air plans Thailand base in overseas expansion
Second-city specialist eyes intercontinental routes from wider range of bases.

Chinese low-cost long-haul carrier Lucky Air is hoping to kickstart its expansion overseas with a new base in Thailand.

Jiang Shuqiang, marketing director, outlined the airline’s ambitions to Routesonline as part of its attendance at World Routes 2017 in Barcelona.

The airline, which earlier this year told Routesonline it would be opening up to ten new bases in the near future, has previously focused its operations solely in core ‘second-tier’ cities such as Chengdu and Kunming

But it is increasingly confident of capturing a larger market share in Asia and beyond.

“We want to explore new markets in some international cities,” said Mr Niang. “We have already transitioned from full-service carrier to an LCC, and now we need to explore some new cities according to the economics, population and resources the city can provide.

“Maybe our next step will be to use a hub in Thailand as our first overseas base.”

Although the carrier is looking overseas and within China for its expansion, Mr Niang stressed that it would not be considering flights from major ‘first-tier’ cities such as Beijing and Shanghai.

“Lots of people who live in second and third-tier cities now have a very strong demand to travel overseas,” he explained.

“Previously they would need to connect at Beijing or Shanghai, but now we are opening long-haul routes from China’s second cities so that people can travel point-to-point.

“Lucky’s strategy is to focus on second and third-tier cities’ medium and long-haul routes, so naturally we’re extremely confident in these markets.”

“In Kunming Changshui International Airport we will develop some new routes to South Asia and islands routes, while in Chengdu we will focus on the Americas, Africa and Western Asia.”

To underpin its strategy Lucky Air has been investing significantly in aircraft. It currently operates and A330 on its Moscow route, which started in June, and by the end of this 2017 should have a second in service with more to follow.

However, Mr Niang revealed that the A330s are a “temporary” solution for its international growth.

“By the end of 2018 we will introduce out first A350 which will help us to create some intercontinental routes,” he said. “In time that is likely to become our main aircraft to operate international routes.”

http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/...eas-expansion/
kunming tiger no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2017, 11:20 AM   #918
kunming tiger
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: kunming
Posts: 7,029
Likes (Received): 1665

Lucky Air plans St. Petersburg late-Oct 2017 launch
By Jim Liu
Posted11 September 2017 04:30
Share this article Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+
4
SHARES
Chinese carrier Lucky Air has filed operational schedule for its planned Chengdu – St. Petersburg route, currently scheduled from 31OCT17. Based on schedule listing, the airline plans 2 weekly flights, with A330-200 aircraft. Reservation is not available at present time.

8L9539 CTU1450 – 1920LED 330 26
8L9540 LED2120 – 1120+1CTU 330 26

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...t-2017-launch/
kunming tiger no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 11th, 2017, 07:11 PM   #919
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2017, 06:34 PM   #920
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Source : http://pic.feeyo.com/posts/655/6552714.html





__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Zaz965, Tan Tararan liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
nanning wuyu airport, nng

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium